Website owner: James Miller
Life requires work. Hard work. Action. Everything in life is accomplished through activity in the form of thought and action. It is a law of nature. It is the way God made the world --- part of the design. In nature animals must hunt or forage for their food. Living in the wild requires work and effort. Inaction brings hunger. Ants work. Bees work. All animals work. And in the human sphere man must work. All in the world of man is achieved through activity in the form of thought and action. All that is part of modern life, all of the conveniences and good things in our modern technological society, are the inheritance of the work and effort of man through the ages in the form of countless inventions, discoveries, etc. (all that we have we owe to the work and effort of our ancestors). For each individual in a society, hard work and effort is the way to success and wealth. And laziness and inaction lead surely to failure and poverty. It takes work and effort to acquire knowledge. The lazy person who is unwilling to expend the effort to study in school, to learn, etc. will certainly pay for it in the end. Laziness is a habit. First it is a thread and finally it becomes a cable, ruling you in all you do. And its end result is usually failure and poverty. You get out of life about what you put into it. If you put a lot in you get a lot out. If you put little in you get little out. It is some sort of law. Jan 2000 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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My views on Christianity in America
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Television --- spiritual poison
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Self-imposed discipline and regimentation
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